I always love a good Amish love story, especially when characters have something from their past that is holding them back from pursuing a relationship. Caroline’s character grabbed my attention from the very beginning. Here is this young lady who had a child on her own, left the life she knew and traveled to a new town without knowing a soul. Here she picked herself up, worked hard and made some wonderful friends. But what was that secret lurking in the background. I had my suspicions throughout the first part of the book, but will admit I was only half right!
This is one of those books that once you get to the heart of the plot line you do not want to put it down. It was an easy and enjoyable read, but I really became entranced in the story line about half way through the book. I needed to know what happened to these characters (sorry I can’t give anything away so you’ll have to read for yourself!)! I think I even held my breath for the last few chapters, just hoping that the right ending would take place 🙂
I love the way Amy discussed the “secret” in this book. It is not your typical Amish problem, and I think that made the book more exciting. You do not picture the Amish doing certain bad things that could be common in our Englisch world, and it was nice to have a character that had the same flaws as some of us. I also appreciated the relationship between Esther and Abe. Even though they were older and had been on their own for so long, they will willing to spend time getting to know each other.
This book deserves five stars for sure. I cannot wait until I can read the next installment in this series! I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review which I have given.
About The Book
In Amy Lillard’s poignant introduction to Wells Landing, a small Amish community is home to two brave souls hoping to forget their painful pasts and rebuild their faith in the future. . . Caroline Hostetler arrived in Oklahoma determined to forge a new life for herself and her daughter, Emma. As a single mother, she values the warmth and safety she’s found in close-knit Wells Landing. She’s even caught the eye of a handsome newcomer–a man who just may be the partner she longs for and the father Emma deserves. But the arrival of an Englisher threatens to lay bare the secrets she’s worked so hard to leave behind. . . After losing his life-long sweetheart, Andrew Fitch moved to Wells Landing to work in his uncle’s furniture business and nurse his broken heart. Finding love again seems all but impossible–until he meets Caroline and Emma. But his plans to join their lives together may be shattered when the truth of Caroline’s past comes to light–unless, together, they can learn the true meaning of sacrifice and forgiveness. . .
About the Author
Amy Lillard is the author of many romance novels, including the Wells Landing series, the Loveless Texas series, and the Clover Ridge books. Amy also writes contemporary romantic comedies as Amie Louellen. Born in Mississippi, she now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Visit her at www.amywritesromance.com.